Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
FYP London College Academics
The courses on the FYP London College program are
taught by the accompanying St. Lawrence University faculty member, Dr. Cheryl
Stuntz, and faculty from British universities. The courses are designed
and offered exclusively for St. Lawrence University Program participants.
FYP: Lifestyles: Near and Far, Past and Present This course
will examine historical, cultural, social, and psychological predictors of
lifestyle behaviors, with a primary focus on physical activity and food
choices. Living in London will help illustrate first-hand the impact
culture has on day-to-day living and will provide ample opportunities for
cross-cultural comparisons. In addition, changes over time in food sources,
food production, and work/family life have dramatically altered our lifestyles.
We will examine how age, gender, socioeconomic status, technology, tolerance of
diversity, land use, and global attitudes influence our everyday patterns of
behaviors, and we will also explore the social and global implications of these
lifestyle patterns both now and in the future. By understanding the various
factors influencing our lifestyle behaviors, we can hopefully devise ways to
promote healthier habits.